Do anti-bullying programs lead to more bullying?
A new study questions the effectiveness of campaigns to stop the scourge of bullying.
Should schools teach about religions?
It's an idea that looks good on paper but can in fact lead to dangerous madness.
Seriously, is this mommy business really worth it?
A Harvard Law School graduate turned homemaker puts the case for bambinos in the burbs.
One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has become a symbol of resistance to Taliban terror. This is her inspiring speech at the UN.
Should children be lobbyists?
It is shameful to use children as front-line troops in political campaigns.
The making of a champion starts in the home
A 19-year-old Aussie with a big smile clocked up 98 runs in his debut Test against England. Where did all that talent come from?
Do schools really need teachers?
Indian educational entrepreneur Sugata Mitra claims that all kids need is access to the internet.
What will happen in the classroom if same-sex marriage is legalised? Massachusetts offers a vision of the future.
Digital multitasking: scourge or blessing?
How can we teach students to focus on what they ought to be doing?
What do the children say?
The children of same-sex couples normally love the people who raised them. But many of them still have reservations about same-sex marriage.
Get out your stripey socks
... and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. It's time to explode the myths and fears that surround this condition.
The least of these
Our government has failed to admit that its own selfishness is the root of many societal problems it has tried to address.
Christopher Dorner LAPD, all-American hero
What turned an anti-bullying crusader into a murderous avenger?
Family structure: it’s an education in itself
An international report finds a clear educational advantage in developed countries for children living with two parents.
Safety in social media comes down to lifestyles
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.
“These tragedies must end”
Why are so many rampage killers the sons of divorce?
Should 16-year-olds be able to vote?
Scotland's 16 and 17-year-olds will be casting their votes in a referendum on independence. Why not elsewhere?
Donner and Blitzen! Where’s my pipe?
A publisher bowdlerises familiar verses to produce a non-smoking Santa for the edification of children.
A geek lesson about sensitivity
If the language sensitivity police are right, one of the most expressive words of the tech revolution should be banned.
Bravo for the Boy Scouts; boo for the Washington Post
The Boy Scouts of America have banned open homosexuals from being scouts and leaders. Not everyone is happy with the decision.
Is our obsession with bullying limiting freedom of speech?
If every offensive remark is called bullying, we begin to surrender the right to express even legitimate opinions.
Using time well in a networked world
While everyone may be getting a smartphone, not all are getting smarter.
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